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Léna Crain

A Message From Léna Crain

Dr. Léna Crain serves as Associate Dean of Students at Bucknell University, where she provides leadership for student wellness-related programs and services. Dr. Crain’s research focuses on transitions, especially intercultural and cross-border transitions, conflict resolution, and professional socialization. Dr. Crain has authored more than fifty presentations and publications. Since 2011, she has also served as the Director and Principal Investigator for the National Study of the Student Affairs Job Search. Through this study, she has demystified and advanced understanding of hiring practices in student affairs and has presented to more than 200 graduate classrooms about data-informed job search strategies. Within ACPA, Dr. Crain has held roles on convention planning teams, including the steering team for the historic 2016 Convention in Montreal, served on commission and coalition directorates, and is a past Chair of the Commission for Global Dimensions of Student Development. She was recognized by ACPA as an Annuit Coeptis Emerging Scholar. Dr. Crain earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.
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Founded in 1994 during the presidency of Charles Schroeder, the purpose of the ACPA Educational Leadership Foundation (501c3 non-profit organization) is “to enhance the student affairs profession and to generate and disseminate knowledge of college students at all levels within higher education” (Article Three of the Articles of Incorporation). The organization is now known as the ACPA Foundation to more concisely communicate its role as the fundraising arm of ACPA College Student Educators International.

The Mission - The ACPA Foundation exists to support the priorities and activities of ACPA by raising funds and developing resources that help the Association fulfill its mission. 

The Vision - The ACPA Foundation will develop sufficient assets to effectively and sustainably fund ACPA’s efforts to provide excellent professional development opportunities to members, advance knowledge in the field, and support the transformative effect of education in the lives of college students.

In order to fulfill its purpose and mission, the Foundation invites members and non-members alike to provide philanthropic support for ACPA's vital initiatives involving research, scholarship, professional development and leadership program.